Before becoming Chip and Joanna’s go-to crafstman on HGTV’s now-ended series “Fixer Upper,” Clint Harp left a job in sales where he was making a comfortable paycheck to pursue his dream of woodworking. With a wife and three kids and no experience in professional woodworking, Clint quickly found himself nearing financial ruin.
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According to Country Living, Clint discusses how he met Chip at a gas station in Waco in 2012 and, in his soon-to-be-released book “Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story,” Clint shares how meeting Chip changed his life forever.
He had pulled up to the gas station and saw a Magnolia Homes truck outside, which led him to go inside and find Chip. During their first meeting, Clint pitched his work to Chip, who then invited Clint and his wife to come over, meet Joanna and enjoy some dinner together. After that, Joanna became Clint’s very first client.
Now, Clint and his wife, Kellly, are getting their own show on the DIY Network called “Wood Work,” and Clint’s book is set to release later this year (and can be pre-ordered here). “It’s just insane,” he said according to the Austin American-Statesman. “Just a few years ago, I was sitting at a gas station wondering what’s going to happen.”